And the First Lady Wore Red and Wu (Again)
After making fashion history in an ethereal white Jason Wu gown at the 2009 Inaugural Balls, Michelle Obama remained loyal to the man who created her iconic first inaugural dress. But this time, the First Lady paired Wu’s floaty silhouette with a bolder, brighter hue to reign in President Obama’s second term.
Red Jimmy Choo shoes and a stack of jeweled bangles finished off the First Lady’s showstopping inaugural look.
Or maybe the fashionable First Lady was simply opting for a very of-the-moment hue to match her trendy new hairdo (red dresses are a hot red carpet trend right now).
Either way, we love how Mrs. Obama’s ruby dress felt so different yet so similar to the white Wu gown she wore in 2009, tying together her first fashionable four years as First Lady and the four to come.
That perfect blend of contrast and continuity would lead you to think that Mrs. O worked with Jason Wu on the custom creation.
“Mrs. Obama likes to keep her secrets. She fooled me again,” Wu told WWD.
What do you think of the dress? Which of Mrs. Obama’s two inaugural gowns is your fave? Share your picks in the comments below.